Sunday, February 22, 2015

Serene Scenery Sunday

Hello, everyone.  It's me, Cammie, here with Serene Scenery Sunday.  Today, I have a handful of photos from a trip we made out to Tuttle Creek State Park yesterday that I think will help you feel all kinds of relaxed and peaceful.  Ready to go?

Everything was thawing yesterday, so we didn't get to walk the Eagle Pass Trail like normal.  Mom thought it would be "too muddy".  Mags and I were a bit disappointed, as there is really no such thing as "too muddy" as far as we're concerned.  The good news, though, is that there was still a bit of snow on either side of the road!

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"We should walk over there in the snow!"
"Excellent idea, Cam!"

We walked over to the right-hand side so we could step in the snow.  And to look out over Willow Lake.  Mostly for the snow, if I'm to be honest.

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"Oooooh, snow!  How serene!!!"

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"Look across the lake!  Birdie!"

Check out what Maggie spotted!

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Bald Eagle!

Maggie is really becoming quite the birder!

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"Good job, Mags!"
"Thanks, Cam!'

We went around the locked gate, then spotted some tiny birds - like these:

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Eastern Bluebirds

Dad held our leashes while Mom took tiny bird shots. She also took this one of us with the good camera:

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Maggie and me.    I'll always have her six!

I like that one.

After our walk, we drove around the park a bit, stopping here and there. We saw our friend Beth, and Mom walked down to where she was. She could tell Beth had something special in a tree and was taking lots of photos of it; Mom didn't want to scare whatever it was away! When she got there, she discovered that Beth had a pet Chickadee (not really ... but it seemed that way!) who was posing for her! He let Mom take some snaps, too. Here are her faves:

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Black Capped Chickadee, doing pull-ups

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Singing a lovely song

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Posing on a branch

Mom had never had a Chickadee let her get that "up close and personal" before, so she was thrilled! And she was quite happy to run into Beth. It's always nice to see friends!

Before we knew it, it was time to head home.

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"Thanks for coming with us, everyone!"

I had a wonderful time at Tuttle, as you can see in the photo above!  I hope you enjoyed coming with us, via Mom's photos.  Maggie?  Did you have fun, too?!?

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"Oh, yeah, Cam!  Ohhhh, YEAH!!!"

Have a very serene Sunday, everyone!

Cammie!

PS:  If you'd like to see more from yesterday, please click here.

9 comments:

  1. We would like to say something other than "great photos" but the reality is that you have taken some really great photos!

    Your pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  2. OMD REALLY up close and Pawsonal with the chickadee.... and we LOVE the Blue Birds of Happiness...

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  3. We just love your Serene Sundays!! Tuttle Creek is looking so very beautiful in the snow!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  4. A good time was had by all!

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  5. Beautiful pics of the birds - your Mom must have been in birdie heaven. You were lucky to find a few spots of snow. Ours has totally disappeared and has definitely been replaced with mud - for some reason Mom isn't very easy to please as she doesn't like the snow, but she dislikes the mud even more:(

    Happy Sunday.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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  6. Love the pic of you girls with the "good" camera. There is no such thing as too muddy in our world, unfortunately.

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  7. We love the beautiful birdie pictures but our favorite pictures are the last two close-ups of you girls!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  8. Love all of those specially the close ups. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  9. That's super serene. And you know what?? We've got snow today too!! Momma's work even closed because of all the ice, so she's home with ME all day!

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